WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 10, 2004

                               ACETO CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                                    New York
                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

           000-4217                                  11-1720520
     (Commission File Number)          (IRS Employer Identification Number)

            One Hollow Lane, Suite 201, Lake Success, New York 11042
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

                                 (516) 627-6000
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 10, 2004, Aceto Corporation, a New York corporation (the
"Registrant"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aceto (Hong Kong) Limited,
entered into an agreement to purchase approximately 1,300 gross square meters of
office space located in Shanghai, China. The purchase price is approximately
$2.9 million, of which approximately $1.7 million was paid upon execution of the
agreement, approximately $0.9 million will be paid on December 20, 2004 and the
remainder of approximately $0.3 million will be paid on March 20, 2005.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

(a) In connection with the above agreement, the Registrant became obligated to
pay approximately $0.9 million on December 20, 2004 and approximately $0.3
million on March 20, 2005.

Item 9.01      Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits

Exhibit 10.1   Purchase Agreement between Shanghai Zhongjin Real Estate 
               Development Company Limited and Aceto (Hong Kong) Limited dated 
               November 10, 2004 (the Registrant expects to file the agreement 
               with its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period 
               ending December 31, 2004).


        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf
by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                     ACETO CORPORATION

Dated: November 12, 2004              By: /s/ Leonard S. Schwartz
                                         Leonard S. Schwartz, Chairman,
                                         President and Chief Executive Officer